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Monday, 13 October 2014

BAFA - 2014 Conference for Festivals

23, 24 OCTOBER 2014
ACCESS ALL AREAS – the 2014 Conference for Festivals
British Arts Festivals Association

‘Social Value?’
How should the sector identify and evaluate its social value and impact? What partnership opportunities are there for: arts & cultural organisations, public service commissioners & managers, policy makers & influencers?

 ‘The Cooperative’
Economic advantage or artistic suicide? Is cooperative working the magic key to long-term sustainability? What makes for a successful collaborative project – both artistically and logistically?

What barriers prevent people from engaging and having the most enjoyable experience at your event? Is it money or culture? Is there a perceived accessibility or intellectual barrier?

The Conference for Festivals is run by the British Arts & Science Festivals Association. This is an annual event and in 2014 the Canterbury Festival, the largest festival of arts and culture in the region, and one of the most important cultural events in the South East, will be our host.
The only conference with a programme designed for the whole arts and culture sector: cross sector networking is at its core; shared experience the ambition.

Discover new ideas, share your own knowledge, make fresh contacts and meet up with old friends.

We promise:
No dull presentations in darkened rooms
No lengthy, soul destroying power-point lists!

Using innovative formats the programme is designed as a conversation, an interactive dialogue, a collaboration.

Take away more than you thought – more than you brought
Any questions? Please email the BAFA Office:
To review the full programme and to reserve your place visit the BAFA Website: http://www.artsfestivals.co.uk/content/conference-festivals
Read the daily ‘Canterbury Tales’

22 October 2014
A Festival Career

Are you, or anyone you know, interested in working in the festival/events sector?
Take a look at the programme for this year’s third ‘A Festival Career’. This is a one day, unique conference for students and recent graduates with a programme that explores all the different job roles that go towards making an event happen.

Bestival, City of London Festival, Freedom Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Proms, Brighton Fringe and many, many others will all be sharing their knowledge.

Any questions? Please email the BAFA Office:
Visit the BAFA Website Events page to see the whole programme and to reserve your place: http://www.artsfestivals.co.uk/content/a-festival-career

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